26 February, 2012

'Window Shopping'

It's a really hot day here today, the thermometer has seen the otherside of 37degrees... eek & yes, that is celsius!
So, what's a girl to do but to stay inside where there is air conditioning and a computer?? ...she goes 'window shopping' on Fishpond!
Here's some great crafty books that I found.... there are quite a few books bringing what is old style fashion to modern day, which is rather cool in my opinion!
Knitting Beyond the Edge: Cuffs and Collars * Necklines * Hems * Closures - The Essential Collection of Decorative Finishes Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves: Dazzling Designs to Knit Finger Knitting: Handknit Projects for Kids of All Ages: v.2 Charted Picture Afghans   Boutique Knits: 20+ Must Have Accessories 56 Authentic Turn-of-the-century Fashion Patterns Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700 - 1915 Knitting it Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns Pattern Magic 2 Patterns of Fashion 1: Englishwomen's Dresses & Their Construction C. 1660-1860 The Complete Guide to Designing and Printing Fabric  Hooked on Crochet! Slippers

Here are some great food books... mmm...
Bake & Decorate  River Cottage Veg Every Day! Zumbo Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood Miette: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop Nourishing Traditions Medicinal Cookery: How You Can Benefit From Nature's Edible Pharmacy Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion Maggie's Harvest Harvest: A Complete Australian Guide to the Edible GardenThe Cambridge World History of Food 2 volume boxed set

Have you seen these books before.... and what do you do on those 'scorcher' days??
If you click on the image, it'll take you to a page with the book info on Fishpond.

.... and yep, this 'window shopping' was fun (& cooling too)... I wish I lived in a book store!

Web find: Libraries

How cool is this website: http://www.beautiful-libraries.com
... the name says it all right?!

22 February, 2012

Do. This. Now.

Have you ever backed up your blog?
No?  Me either, until now.
Do this right now, before you forget.

19 February, 2012

I've been a good wifey...

Lately, it seems that all I have been doing is being a wifey.
I've been cooking, cleaning & looking after the baby, and hey, I've even been wearing a skirt!  I think I just need to find some curlers and pop them into my hair at bed time and I'll be set!! bad pun intended..

I've been missing crafting, really missing it....

On the plus side though, I have been creative in other ways.
I've found new dances & songs to amuse bubba with, I've even taken him to his very first playgroup and even just signed him up for daycare, 1 day per week!
I've also been cooking up a storm in the kitchen - not always using recipes either!
I've been making savoury dishes for hubbys work lunches, lots of cake to cut up & pop in the freezer along with the work lunches.

Chicken Noodle Soup
Fruit Mince Pies
Bread & Butter Pudding
Lil apple sponges
I've also been preserving apricots & nectarines, we've bottled them, we've made jam & we've stewed some too.   Have you ever bottle fruit, got any tips???  ..Can you use jam jars in the preserver???   
More importantly, back to cake... do you have any good cake recipes, you know the every day kind like chocolate cake or vanilla cake that don't need any fancy shmancy ingredients, the type for lunch boxes??

15 February, 2012


Since moving into our new house & we are reluctant to paint - the walls are in good condition, so we thought we'd get some vinyl decals to put up.   I thought I'd get a tree for Bubba's room as when we were house shopping he LOVED a tree decal in one of the houses, so perfect, I thought, I'd get one for Bubba's room.  AND because, hubby is always walking into the glass sliding door (funny for me but not for him), I thought I'd get one for the glass door too.

These are what I'm currently liking for Bubbas room.... (the walls are a creamy beige)
Vinyl Wall Art Tree Decal - Nursey - Birds & Bunny
Kids Vinyl Wall Decal Cherry Blossom Vinyl Wall Art Tree Decal - Nursery
Kids Vinyl Wall Decals Tree Decal - Nursery -Birds Owls
Boys Vinyl Wall Art Tree Decals - Nursery -Birds Owls Monkey

And these for the glass sliding door....
WORLD MAP: Wall Decal Vinyl Sticker (45x22").
Ornate Floral Heart of Vines Vinyl Wall Decal 8 x 9
CIRCLE RINGS - 4 Colors - vinyl wall decals kids room nursery stickers bubbles polka dots
BUBBLES CIRCLES wall decals kids room stickers art (3 COLORS)
or are these bubbles better?

What do you think, which do you prefer because I'm finding it hard to narrow them down to one each!!  or can you suggest some others?  Maybe you know an Australian Company that sells Decals??

I also found these poppies, I was thinking they'd go great above the bed. Our bed is lilac, so I can't really decide on the colours of the poppies, maybe dark grey?
Poppies Vinyl Decor

And how about this for the toilet door?  Beats me having to give directions to visitors....  
Bathroom Symbol Vinyl Wall Decal

14 February, 2012

Window Shopping 50bucks!

Ok, so here's the challenge, daydream what you will spend $50 on
at the Georgie Love store. 
Easy hey!  So do it & then blog about it & then enter the competition to have a chance to win $50 to spend at Georgie Love plus lots of other goodies as well!
Here's my $50 wish list....

or maybe....

or maybe............ 
Ok, this fella is $10 more, but hey, the beard is worth it!!

Ok, Ok, I know I chose lots, too much... but in fact, I'm going to email this to my hubby as a 'hint hint' list!!!!  (I'm not the only person that does that right??  I mean, everyone else drops major hints to their spouses too right?)

02 February, 2012

3 eggs

I baked a cake.
Yum right?  Well, yes it tasted yummy, but it didn't go to plan.
You see, I mixed the cake, put the cake in the oven & then tidied up after a cup of tea.
When I was tidying up, I found 3 eggs on the bench. Those 3 eggs were supposed to be in the cake.
'Not again!' I thought, I've gone & baked another cake forgetting to put the eggs in it!

The cake may not have risen high & it may have a slight crumbly texture, but it still tasted yummy!

Do you want to bake an Orange cake too?  Use this recipe, it's dead easy but don't forget to add the eggs!
BTW, I was also thinking about naming this post: The Tale of 3 Eggs or maybe even 3 Eggs & Baby, but in the end I didn't, don't know why, just didn't!
....And that's my I spend my days, thinking weird stuff, forgetting the basics and then drinking tea!!!